#Nigeria Two killed as gunmen attack prison, police station
BY NDAHI MARAMA, Maiduguri
TWO Nigerian Prison warders were yesterday killed when gunmen attacked a Police station and a nearby prison in north eastern town of Kumshe, Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
Spokesman of the Police in Borno State, ASP Samuel Tizhe confirmed the incident from Maiduguri the capital city.
He said the “gunmen first attacked a Police station in Banki town but were repelled by the Police”
Tizhe added that, “five hours later, the gunmen went and attacked a nearby Prison in the town, killing two Prison warders and setting free all the inmates,” Tizhe said on phone from Maiduguri.
The spokesman revealed that the Police have “so far arrested 23 persons in connection with the attacks”.
He pointed out that the security agencies are doing everything possible to ensure the protection of lives and property of the citizenry, even as he advised members of the public to cooperate with the police, particularly in giving information about the hideout of criminals in the state, stressing that, all information received from the public will be treated with confidentiality, adding that a handsome award awaits anybody with information that will lead to the arrest of criminals in the state.
Source: The Vanguard